Luke Pfromm guides Warren De La Salle back to football regional

Friday, 10 November 2017, 07:33:21 AM. Already a basketball star, Luke Pfromm’s return to football has been sensational, completing 65 of 117 passes for 1,342 yards and 12 touchdowns.
    On opening night, Luke Pfromm was taking his first snap from center for Warren De La Salle after skipping football for most of his sophomore year and his entire junior year.   De La Salle coach Mike Giannone called for the 6-foot-5, 215-pound quarterback to keep the ball and run around right end - where he ran smack into a Lowell linebacker.  “Coach G, I guess, was trying to get the nerves out of me,” Pfromm said, shaking his head at the memory. “I took a little shot from the linebacker."  “It was like: Welcome back.'”  Despite that rough start, Pfromm’s return to football has been nothing short of sensational. He has led the Pilots into a Division 2 regional championship game against Oak Park Friday at 7 at Wayne State. Along the way, he has completed 65 of 117 passes for 1,342 yards and 12 touchdowns.   But winning the Catholic League championship and advancing deep into the playoffs was not necessarily Giannone’s motivation for getting Pfromm back into a football uniform. In his second year at De La Salle, Giannone, who won Division 1 state championships at Macomb Dakota in 2006 and ‘07, was simply trying to avoid a repeat of last season’s 4-5 record, the Pilots' first losing season in 11 years.  Pfromm had given up football because basketball is the sport he hopes to play in college. An All-Catholic selection as a junior after averaging 15.5 points, Pfromm is a popular Division II recruit and is beginning to draw Division I attention.  “I just wanted to focus on...Read more
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